Neck pain: exercise to treat it

Neck pain: exercise to treat it


There are many causes of neck pain, but the most important of them is sitting behind a desk for a long time or driving a car for long periods, or if you carry heavy weights, or you are under great pressure, whether it is at work or in your family life.


Many of the activities that we do daily need to raise our shoulders up, which leads to fatigue of these muscles and the muscle tissue surrounding the neck, and the result is fatigue and pain.


Physiotherapists suggest some exercises to prevent this pain or reduce the effect of fatigue in the neck muscles, through some stretching exercises.


- The exercise begins by taking a hot bath, then placing a warm towel on your shoulders, and to get a warm and damp towel, wet the towel, and place it in the microwave for forty-five seconds.


- Sit on the bench without supporting your back, and then pull your shoulders back and down, keeping your hands facing down during the exercise.


Lift your chin to the top until you feel that your ears are about to touch your shoulders, then take a deep breath so that you feel that you have extended your spine. Try to stay in this position; Until you feel a tingling between your shoulders.


 If you feel tingling, hold the position for an additional 3 seconds, then return to the original position. Repeat the exercise 8 or 10 times, if you feel a constant tension in the upper shoulder, this means that the exercise is very suitable for you.


- Try to change your sitting position during work at least once every 30 minutes, and if you try to exercise for two weeks without getting any results, then you should see a specialist to find out the causes and treat them before any complications occur. 

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